FOLLOWING a hard-fought victory away to Alnwick the previous week, Tynedale’s second XV returned to Corbridge for the visit of Middlesbrough Wasps.

And they notched up treble figures in a resounding 108-0 victory over the Teessiders, with Cam Grant kicking 10 successful conversions before half time.

In recent seasons, the Wasps have provided combative opposition for Tynedale, with their sizeable pack of forwards presenting set piece and close quarter battles, and the Raiders fully expected a hard contest this time around.

But the game failed to transpire that way, and it quickly became a significant mismatch in terms of playing speed and quality.

From the kick off, the young Tynedale side scored from only the second phase and then again from the restart, and this set the pattern for what was to follow.

Rarely did the game get past three phases of possession before a formidable Tynedale break, neat offload, or good piece of footwork would lead to another score.

The Raiders ran in 11 unanswered tries in the first half, with the deadly accurate kicking of Grant taking the lead to 75-0 at the break.

A further five tries and four conversions saw Tynedale extend their lead to 108-0 with 20 minutes to go. At this point, both teams and the referee agreed to conclude the match early.

Credit must go to Middlesbrough for the spirit in which they continued to battle away, but they were quite simply blown away by a much slicker and more expansive Tynedale outfit.

The Raiders’ try scorers were Owen Shield, skipper Finlay MaGowan, Ethan Clarke (2), Tom Robson (2), Callum Morrell, John Clarkson (2), Jamie Dixon, Ben Blackburn (3), Ed Cawthorn, Dicky Dunn and Cam Grant.

The Raiders have a day off on Saturday, but then have a tough away day at Wharfedale.

l Former Tynedale and Newcastle player Chris Harris played for Scotland as they went out of the Rugby World Cup against Japan on Sunday.

The Gloucester centre started the 28-21 defeat, which saw Scotland bow out of the competition at the pool stage.